Now in its ninth year, Darmstadt's annual birthday concert has become a time-honored tradition. Terry Riley's 1964 masterwork is performed by new music legends including Joan La Barbara, Matana Roberts, Elliott Sharp, Joshua Rubin, Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, and members of So Percussion and Iktus percussion.
The third Swedish Energies festival opens with a night of Sweden's fiercest experimental musicians. Featuring free improv by Drof Feiler, a first-ever collaboration of Kevin Drumm & Joachim Nordwall, avant-pop by Mariam Wallentin, composer Louise Magnusson, a tape piece by Rune Linblad, and DJ Genesis P-Orridge.
The third Swedish Energies festival closes with more of Sweden's most progressive performers. With debut collaborations by Mats Lindström & Marina Rosenfeld, and Henrik Rylander & MV Carbon, plus the hypnotic Hanna Hartman, saxaphonist Mats Gustafsson, audio-visual duo The Space in Between, & DJ Lary 7.